Twenty sides recorded by Charles G. Widdén. As advertised by Chicago record stores in 1915 and 1917. The manager of the North-Western Talking Machine Co. was a Swede named Edwin E. Peterson. A. T. Forsen & Son billed itself as "Chicago’s only Swedish Victor dealership".
— See PDF file for Swedish and English lyrics —
Tracks 01-23: Charles G. Widdén except where noted
The North-Western Talking Machine Co. at 1958 Milwaukee Avenue — Svenska Tribunen-Nyheter (The Swedish Tribune-News) November 30, 1915: "SWEDISH RECORD. Chas. Widdén is a native of Sweden but came to America at a very young age, where he has performed with great success at the finest theaters in the Eastern States. As a storyteller Widdén is unsurpassed in Swedish-America, thanks to his great ability to faithfully reproduce dialects in both Swedish and English."
A. T. Forsen & Son at 4810 W. Chicago Avenue — Svenska Tribunen-Nyheter (The Swedish Tribune-News) April 3, 1917: "NEW SWEDISH RECORDS. The following are all 10-inch double-sided discs. Price: 75 cents each. Free catalogs upon request. Victrolas $15 – $300. Easy payments. Open evenings. Chicago’s only Swedish Victor dealership."
When speaking Swedish Widdén sometimes assumed the comic persona of Olle ve kvarna (Olle at the mill). In English he became "Peterson". His 1917 story “Peterson at the Turkish bath” was one of the first Scandinavian dialect recordings.
Lycklige Jim (Lucky Jim)
Olle Ve Kvarnas Turkiska Bad (Peterson at the Turkish Bath)
GUSTAF FRÖDING POEMS
EMIL NORLANDER SONGS
Hund På Katt
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SVENNING AND HELLSTRÖM SONGS
Fiskarvals från Bohuslän
SVENNING AND PINET SONG
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